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I've read in quite a few places (including this board somewhere) that many law students felt that they didn't have as much time as they would have liked to research and prepare letters, resume, etc. for submission for summer work after 1L.  I have seen some suggestions of doing the leg work now, resume updated, researching firms, getting a database together and mail merge, and having this ready, so there is one less thing to do when the time comes.  It sounds like a good idea to me, just wanted some thoughts from people who have gone through it.  Would you suggest doing some prep work from the summer before starting school to secure a job for the summer after 1st year?  Do you really send out "hundreds" of resumes and letters to get a summer job? 

Sorry if this topic has been covered before, but it warrants revisiting.

Current Law Students / Laptops for exams?
« on: May 09, 2005, 12:58:03 PM »
Just curious as to how many students use lap tops for their exams, mandatory or voluntary, and if they prefer laptop use to the old fashion pen and paper...

Current Law Students / Re: Help in deciding summer employment!
« on: May 04, 2005, 05:47:36 PM »
I'm not a law student yet, and I have no basis to say this other than my own experience, but I'd take the paying job at the firm.  There you will get experience and get paid without having to get an extra job.  With the other job, although it would be a great experience as well, you would still need to get another job.  This will probably be the last summer for awhile when you can just have fun, why work two jobs when you can work one and have the off time to relax?

(Woohoo Hofstra!)

Current Law Students / Re: Any soon to be Hofstra 1L'???
« on: May 04, 2005, 07:07:19 AM »
I will be attending in the Fall, so I dont know exactly what a first year's schedule looks like, but I remember seeing one somewhere (either online or in the handbook somewhere) and it didn't look too bad.  Obviously depends on you section, and I do know that Hofstra has certain times where there are never classes being held during the day.  (I apologize again because I don't remember what exactly they are called) but for example, Wednesdays from 11-12 could be this "free time" where there are NEVER classes at that time. 

As with every other ABA school they don't recommend a job first year, but I've heard that students do it.  I'm personally thinking about working in the library or something where I can hopefully study and get paid. 

I am at work now, but when I get home (and if I remember) I will try to locate where I saw that sample schedule and let you know what it looks like or where you can find it.

Current Law Students / Are most exams open book?
« on: May 04, 2005, 04:31:29 AM »
I have a friend in law school and he said that all exams are either open book or take home (no closed book exams).  Is that the general consensus from current students?  He also said that if you don't know the material, you could have every book every written on the subject and you still wouldn't pass.


Current Law Students / Re: ROOMATES OR NOT?
« on: May 03, 2005, 09:50:54 AM »
I am in the EXACT position you are in, only in NY instead of MD.  I have considered having a room mate for the same reason you have, that it would be a lot cheaper, but for me, the other factors seem to outweigh the cost benefit for me.

I know myself, and having not lived with a room mate for awhile, I think it would be hard to go back to that, especially someone I don't know.  I will have enough stress with starting law school, trying to get good grades to keep my scholarship and trying to maintain my relationship with my boyfriend, adding another wildcard into the equation may be more of a stress in the long run than I may want or need, depending on the room mate of course, and considering we are 4 months from starting school, I'm not sure how well you would get to know anyone you would find to live with at this point.  And they might be OK with your boyfriend coming over a lot at first, but come finals time things may change (that is from first hand experience).

On the other side though, there are TONS of people who find roommates and are able to make it work, just depends on the type of person you are.

Hope that helped...

Current Law Students / Re: Advice for New Law Students
« on: May 03, 2005, 04:35:00 AM »
Yes because telling him to commit ritual suicide was an intelligent comment.  If you don't have anything to add of substance than don't say anything.

And I agree with you Noelle.  You could easily get taken advantage of if you are "too nice".  Give something and get something back.

Current Law Students / Re: Advice for New Law Students
« on: May 02, 2005, 12:24:27 PM »
Thank you for the constructive comments birddog.

Finko obviously has nothing to do but try to bring others down.  He/she posted something nasty like that to someone else's comments on another topic.  Ignore him/her and keep giving the great comments.

Current Law Students / Re: Dating while in law school
« on: April 27, 2005, 07:59:56 PM »
So is there anyone out there who was in a serious relationship before Law School and who was able to sustain the relationship or had problems sustaining the relationship?

Current Law Students / Re: Albany or Pace?
« on: April 27, 2005, 09:52:43 AM »
I was accepted to Pace too and one of the partners in the firm where I work in Westchester is a Pace graduate.  I think the schools reputation is getting better each year.  I went to their admitted students open house, and I liked that they had small class sizes and the professors seemed very approachable.  It personally wasn't the school for me, but I think that you really can't tell without visiting.  As far as the commute, you can hop on the metro north from grand central station and be there in about 30 - 40 minutes.  From there you would need to take a short shuttle bus ride.  I don't know much about Albany.  Good luck.

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